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Wapato is a city in Yakima County, in the Yakima metro area.

The community name derives from Chinook term for "potato"

The latitude of Wapato is 46.447N. The longitude is -120.419W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 856 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 4,575.


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Median household income
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$25,804
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Wapato demographic reports
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 9. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 2 per 1,000 people.
Pronunciations: WAH-puh-toh

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3% of Wapato residents report German ancestry, and 1% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Wapato ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Wapato was $9,451, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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6% of Wapato residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Wapato, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $390.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $846.


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Libraries in Wapato include Wapato Library ... View libraries

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Yakima County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Wapato political report.

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The average commute time for Wapato workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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